Destination guide

Relaxation in Bradenton Beach vacation home rentals

Anna Maria Island is the perfect place to unwind, and Bradenton Beach vacation rentals are designed to help you do just that from the moment you cross the threshold. This idyllic stretch of barrier island on Florida’s sun-kissed Gulf Coast is cherished for its artisan stores, art galleries, and picturesque fishing piers. The sugar-sand beaches lapped by turquoise waves are made for invigorating watersports and romantic sunsets, while the start of the famous Tamiami Trail Scenic Highway offers the promise of further adventures on the horizon.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Bradenton Beach vacation rentals

Once you've checked out the old bridge, take the new bridge across Sarasota Bay to discover the history that lies on the opposite side. The picturesque village of Cortez is one of the last working fishing ports on the Gulf Coast, making it a natural location for the Florida Maritime Museum. An eclectic collection of maritime collectibles is displayed in a schoolhouse dating from 1912, including a stunning shell collection amassed by a Cortez sea captain with a passion for marine life, and scale models of ships that have played a part in Florida’s rich maritime history.


Things to do near Bradenton Beach vacation homes

The heart of Bradenton Beach’s Historic Old Town District is Bridge Street. This was the location of the original wooden bridge that connected the resort to the mainland. A walking tour of this atmospheric neighborhood presents a snapshot of Bradenton’s heritage. Today the street is lined with quaint stores and quirky restaurants that ooze character. Craft stalls, produce markets, and live music add to the atmosphere each Sunday from November through April. The island end of the old bridge was repurposed as a fishing pier and now boasts a restaurant and day dock, where boats can be moored while their owners enjoy a spot of retail therapy.


Climate for your stay in Bradenton Beach vacation homes

Florida’s Gulf Coast is renowned for its fabulous climate, and demand for Bradenton Beach vacation rentals seldom lets up no matter the season. Winter sun-seekers need to book early to get the best choice of beachfront locations, while Bradenton Beach vacation rentals with a pool are especially popular in the sizzling heat of July and August. Refreshing breezes across the barrier island help to mitigate the humidity of the tropical storms of late summer, while the softer showers of early spring are a welcome source of irrigation for parks and gardens.

Natural features

The wild side of Bradenton Beach

Anna Maria Island is famous for its diverse wildlife. Sea turtles nest in its powdery sands, and many bird species can be spotted in its pine groves and on the shoreline. Bird-watchers are regularly rewarded with sightings of pelicans, cranes, feral parrots, and sandpipers, while commercial and sports fishing benefits from the abundance of redfish, snapper, and mackerel. Within easy reach of Bradenton Beach vacation rentals, Leffis Key Nature Walk winds through an area of protected and restored wetland habitat, offering panoramic views across Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.


Best beaches near Bradenton Beach vacation rentals

The beaches of Bradenton Beach are one of its biggest draws. Vacation homes are available near places like Coquina Beach, a tranquil beach with calm waters for swimming, and Anna Maria Island, a scenic barrier island with soft-sand beaches and turquoise waters. You could also spend time at Manatee Public Beach, a park with a sandy beach, a playground, and amenities.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Bradenton Beach

Fly into Sarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.), the closest airport, located 10.5 mi (16.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into St. Petersburg, FL (SPG-Albert Whitted), which is 20.9 mi (33.6 km) away.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation homes near Bradenton Beach

Couples looking for a romantic experience will love Bradenton Beach. Vacation rentals put you within reach of places like Leffis Key, an island preserve with trails, boardwalks, and native wildlife, and Beer Can Island, a low-key sand bar with a powdery beach for picnics and parties. You'll also enjoy Robinson Preserve, a nature preserve with hiking and biking trails, picnic areas, and observation platforms.

How many vacation rentals are available around Bradenton Beach, FL?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 3,764 vacation rentals around Bradenton Beach. From 1,704 house rentals to 1,474 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a seaside property in Bradenton Beach?

Don't just spend a few hours at the beach. Wrangle your buddies and stay as close as possible to it! The sound of waves and unbelievable ocean vistas? Heck yes! Vrbo has 1,565 vacation homes by the beach to check out. Open to other ideas? Vrbo has tons of other rental options to check out, including:

  • 1,176 water-view vacation rentals.
  • 1,022 beach vacation rentals.
  • 858 beach-view vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Bradenton Beach?

If you're looking for a home away from home for your upcoming trip, renting an entire house is a fantastic idea. You and your crew will have ample space for all your getaway activities. There are 1,844 options currently on Vrbo. Prices start from $55 per night. Or perhaps you'd rather choose one of the area's other popular rental types, like:

  • Condo: 1,593 vacation homes. Prices start from $45 per night.
  • Villa: 169 vacation homes. Prices start from $55 per night.
  • Cottage: 149 vacation homes. Prices start from $55 per night.

Can I stay in Bradenton Beach in a large group?

The recipe for a wonderful vacation is spending time with friends and family in a completely new place. If you'll be visiting with a large group, Vrbo can help out. House vacation homes are the most popular option here for large groups of travelers. Our database currently has 687 available. The vacation rentals that can cater to large numbers here include:

  • On the hunt for vacation homes that can fit 6 vacationers? We have 2,946 that will fit the bill. The prices start from $50 per night.
  • If you've got 8 in your crew, you'll be thrilled to find out that there are 1,091 vacation homes that are suitable. Prices begin at just $83 per night.
  • Looking for rental properties catering to 10 guests? You'll be thrilled to know we have 301 that'll be perfect. You can secure one from just $118 a night.

You and your posse will be well looked after when you organize your Bradenton Beach travels through us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Bradenton Beach?

Reduce your accommodation costs by organizing your stay with Vrbo. You'll find a range of unique rentals and save heaps! When it comes to getting your hands on a great deal, your first stop should be Tara Golf & Country Club. Here, Vrbo has 35 rentals at an average price of $103 a night. Another 190 Vrbo rentals are on offer in or around Isla del Sol. With an average price of $123 a night, you're sure to snatch a deal worth bragging about.

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